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HOW THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA REPORTED THE CHANGE OF NAME PROTEST BY THE UNILAG STUDENTS

Photo: AAN Network - THIS IS HOW THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA REPORTED THE CHANGE OF NAME PROTEST BY THE UNILAG STUDENTS - Their rage didn't focus on rampant government corruption, increasing terrorist attacks or massive unemployment in Africa's most populous nation. Instead, it came down to simply a name. Students at the University of Lagos protested for a second day against a decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to rename the flagship school after a political prisoner who died in detention more than a decade ago. While acknowledging the country's other problems, students said they felt the name of their university remained one thing they did have power to protect in "a nation where many expect so little from their elected leaders". Source - Associated Press (AP) 30.05.2012

This Nigerian government has been relatively transparent with its policies and now has ample opportunities to change this international perception  "a nation where many expect so little from their elected leaders". Is this government ready to propagate a change in global perception of NIGERIA?
This is how international press reported the Unilag/Mau students riot.
Their rage didn’t focus on rampant government corruption, increasing terrorist attacks or massive unemployment in Africa’s most p…opulous nation. Instead, it came down to simply a name. Students at the University of Lagos protested for a second day against a decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to rename the flagship school after a political prisoner who died in detention more than a decade ago. While acknowledging the country’s other problems, students said they felt the name of their university remained one thing they did have power to protect in “a nation where many expect so little from their elected leaders”. Source – Associated Press (AP) 30.05.2012

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  1. That's pathetic! Despite the supposed good intention of honoring MKO, the whole process is rather shrouded in contempt to the rule of law and the people. How long must we bear this corrupt enterprise called Nigeria.

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